LEEKBROOK STATION IS CHURNET CHARITY’S 40TH BIRTHDAY PRESENT
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of its supporting charity, the Churnet Valley Railway has opened a new station building at Leekbrook.
The timber structure, similar to the original, was officially opened on October 14 – a week before the CVR’s gala of October 19-21, which marked four decades since the formation of the North Staffordshire Railway Company (1978) Ltd.
The building has cost £25,000, supported by NSR (1978) Ltd as well as a Peak Leader grant of £14,700 and a further £7,300 from the Moorlands Partnership Board.
It is adjacent to the 1872 NSR signal box, which was restored in 2014 with support from the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Umbrellas to the fore at the opening of the new Leekbrook station building on October 14.
Another addition to the Churnet Valley Railway’s infrastructure will be this bracket signal, which originally stood at Miles Platting and has been acquired from the closed Brookside Miniature Railway at Poynton, in Cheshire.